This seaside hotel, overlooking a palm-fringed beach and serene Indian Ocean, makes for the perfect tropical getaway. Each of the 15 rooms and suites stand for minimalist luxury; evoking memories of simpler, more peaceful times. These individualistically decorated rooms are scattered across the property, promising ample discretion.

– Condé Nast Traveller, India

At Paradise Road The Villa Bentota you’ll be just across the road from one of the country’s best beaches, the rooms are modern, the pool brand new and the food delicious.


A cool designer resort with classy rooms and classic architecture within a whisper of the beach
This was Mohotti Walauwa, a colonial-era, plantation villa peeking at the ocean through groves of slender palms. In the 1970s, Geoffrey Bawa, the island’s most celebrated architect, converted the house into a boutique hotel, Sri Lanka’s first. It became a classic – over time, a faded classic, handed from one new owner to another – and when Shanth Fernando took it over in 2008, he endeavoured to upgrade the building (more space, more glamour, more style) without changing its sense of history or diluting its charm.


Tranquil and beautiful, a stylish gem of a hotel
In all honesty the most beautiful, delightful place that I’ve ever stayed. Serene and luxurious in a truly light touch way. Architecturally refined and tastefully indulgent, every detail has been considered from the light and airy rooms, the carefully selected modern art, the crisp bed linen, and the immaculate, darkly rippling pool and lush grounds.

– Elanor W, United Kingdom

The Villa Bentota is a very special place, originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa.
It’s beautiful, relaxing and calm. It gets all the details right, aesthetics, service and style. There is a quirky railway and beyond that a beautiful beach. It’s a special place I’d love to return to.

– Fiona M, United Kingdom

Probably one of the beautiful places that i have seen; Heaven into heaven.

– Nicholas Talone, Paris

The pool, every building, every tree, every piece of decor seems to be perfectly placed. The geometry of the villa gives a lot of small discoveries – atriums, passages, little rooms with art objects, unexpected views on the ocean.

– Ruby R, Russia

When the lanterns are lit at night the whole place transforms into an enchanted Eden. The interiors are spacious and tastefully done, with feathered cement floors and Shanth Fernando’s signature styling in shades of black, white, beige and earth tones. Every piece of furniture, ornament and piece of art is meant to be there.

– Mizna D, Sri Lanka